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Old February 06, 2010, 07:22 PM
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Question Ser/Estar vivo

Estar vivo = to be alive
Ser vivo = to be sharp
Correct?

So, does "sharp" mean "smart"? Or does it literally mean sharp like a knife?
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Smart.

You are getting good at this. :-)
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I agree. It's "smart".
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"Ser vivo" = "living being", too.
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"Ser vivo" = "living being", too.
What, like a noun phrase? Will you please use that in a sentence? Thanks!
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What, like a noun phrase? Will you please use that in a sentence? Thanks!
How could you treat an animal like that? It is a living being after all.
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"Ser vivo" = "living being", too.
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What, like a noun phrase? Will you please use that in a sentence? Thanks!
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How could you treat an animal like that? It is a living being after all.
You made me laugh so hard I choked!!

Please allow me to clarify. Irmamar, would you mind giving me an example of "ser vivo" used in a SPANISH sentence where it means "living being"? Thank you VERY much!!
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What, like a noun phrase? Will you please use that in a sentence? Thanks!
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How could you treat an animal like that? It is a living being after all.
This is what happens when you start languages.
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You made me laugh so hard I choked!!

Please allow me to clarify. Irmamar, would you mind giving me an example of "ser vivo" used in a SPANISH sentence where it means "living being"? Thank you VERY much!!
Well, you could have saved me the trouble by being more specific.
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Old February 07, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Perikles is right.

¿Cómo puedes tratar así a un animal? Al fin y al cabo, es un ser vivo.

I said that because it was the first thing that came to my mind when I read "ser vivo".

A human being - un ser humano.
A living being - un ser vivo.
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